The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

India is going solar, and at a good pace.  Punjab in North India has inaugurated what is possibly the world’s largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity. The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 […]

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

COLOMBO: Desperation in  Sri Lanka’s capital. People scrambling for rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts on Friday (May 20) to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo. Half a million people have fled their homes across the island. The heaviest rains in 25 years have pounded the island since a week now, sparking huge landslides that […]

No crime to report at this police station

No crime to report at this police station

At this span of time when a large number of rape cases are filed in our country there is a special police station at a very special place where not even a single case of rape has been filed since 23 years. This police station is situated 15 km away from the Indo-Pakistan border in […]

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

The easiest way of proving you are patriotic? Toss out your CFLs and other lights snd replace them with LED bulbs! Reember? Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January last year launched the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme, and described the shift to LED (light-emitting diode) as “an act of patriotism” and “social service” to save the […]

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Weeks after the Indian Railways was praised for coming to the rescue of the thirsty people of Latur by dispatching a water train, guess what? The Railways has sent the drought-hit district a bill of Rs 2.16 crore for the service rendered. Latur District Collector Pandurang Pole said the bill arrived about ten days ago. […]

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

It’s time to put the capital of Bihar on the ‘metro’ map of India. In about 6 years, if things go well, Patna residents will be travelling from Danapur towards Mithapur bus stand via Patna junction in about 20 minutes! A proposal to introduce rapid transport system in Patna is being sent to the central […]

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

Cocaine addicts may soon have a cure, as a team of Indian-American scientists has developed a vaccine to treat this addiction for the first time. The vaccine cures brain’s hyperactivity of drug addicted, especially cocaine addicted. So far, no vaccine or drug approved by the US Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is available to treat cocaine […]

King of Good Times to remain in the UK

King of Good Times to remain in the UK

The United Kingdom has declined to deport Liquor baron and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Mallya and asked the Government of India to account for extradition. While acknowledging the seriousness of allegations against Mr. Mallya, and expressing their intent to assist the Indian government,they’re not handing him back to India in a hurry. “They have asked […]

Jewellers miffed at PM Modi?

Jewellers miffed at PM Modi?

NEW DELHI : Are the new moves of the Indian government straining the BJP ties with its core voter base? Some observers think so. For three generations, Mr Kumar Jain’s family of gold traders in Bombay (Mumbai) have been among the staunchest supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, the BJP. Now they’re having second […]

Air India: once again poised for take-off?

Air India: once again poised for take-off?

Air India, which appeared to be shudderingly close to folding up,a year ago, now seems to be soaring along fine,. The NDA government has claimed that the national carrier Air India has improved its performance and it is making profit for the first time in 10 years. “Air India’s all-time performance has increased. This year it […]

Day of the humble ANM!

Day of the humble ANM!

Today, May 5, is the international Day of the Midwife. Most of us, owe our lives to the person who assisted at our birth. Isn’t that a reason to celebrate midwives? Inmost of North India, midwives are known as ‘dai’.  Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) are  village-level female health workers. The ANM is  known as the […]

India gets thirstier, but why no planning?

India gets thirstier, but why no planning?

It is a cruel summer, and India is staggering under a heat wave. North, East, South, West: all  parts of India have stories of thirst and drought. Be it Bihar or Jharkhand, Bengal or Orissa, everywhere you find news about heat wave and scarcity of water. Much of India is reeling under a scorching heat […]